Michele Bachmann fails American Revolution history

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Bachmann fails history again.
Someone go find the dunce cap.

Michele Bachmann tackled American history again in public, and once again gave America good reason to laugh at Minnesota.

She's already flubbed the history of the Founding Fathers and forgotten slavery. This time around, in a heavily promoted speech to a political action committee called the Granite State Patriots, she proudly displayed her ignorance about where the Revolutionary War began.

"What I love about New Hampshire and what we have in common is our extreme love for liberty," Bachmann said. "You're the state where the shot was heard round the world in Lexington and Concord. And you put a marker in the ground and paid with the blood of your ancestors the very first price that had to be paid to make this the most magnificent nation that has ever arisen in the annals of man in 5,000 years of recorded history."
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The Minute Man Statue in Concord, Mass.
[WMUR video here.]

"The shot heard round the world" refers to the opening volleys of the April 19, 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord -- that marked the start of the American Revolution -- more than 60 miles to the south in Massachusetts.

The actual phrase comes from the "Concord Hymn," written by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1837. It's enshrined on the Minute Man statue that stands by the reconstructed North Bridge in Concord, Mass.

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Another intelligence failure.
Bachmann's history failure was no one-off, either. She made repeated references in her speech to New Hampshire being the cradle of the Revolution without any inkling that she knew she was mangling her facts.
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Steve McArthur
Steve McArthur

Did you ever ask Obama those questions ?  Plus most Americans can't answer those questions because of our rotten public education system.

Debbastra
Debbastra

I do not know where they are finding these people, but they need to go back to school and summer school. They would not be able to pass the test to become a USA citizen seeing many questions are on the history of the USA. Is this what they call the trickle down stupid effect?

Grimlock
Grimlock

Finally accepting thier many gaffes such as Michele Bachmans latest and the fact they are obviously not perfect, the Tea Party is attempting to appeal to the American Idol Demographi­c with a music video!!!The Michelle Bachman Trio sings “We Know We Weren’t Perfect."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

SnoopDougieDoug
SnoopDougieDoug

What? Next you liberal commie pinkos will be claiming Fred and Wilma did not have a pet named "Dino". Have you no shame!

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Home Foreclosure Search

It's not difficult to see Bachmann is a clueless tool but let's be honest, she's not a reason to laugh at Minnesota.

classicalliberal
classicalliberal

The real revolution is with Ron Paul.

Mr. Mr.
Mr. Mr.

If you don't mind nut jobs who want government control over women's ovaries then Ron Paul is your man.

Robot Chicken
Robot Chicken

Are those BLOND Roots I see on her? Next she will be saying that the 'Battle of Yorktown' took place on San Juan Hill (CUBA) . TURRRRRRRN her OFF!!

Bubblin' Crude
Bubblin' Crude

It's not difficult to see Bachmann is a clueless tool but let's be honest, she's not a reason to laugh at Minnesota. She's a reason to laugh at Minnesota's 6th District. Perhaps Hart Van Denburg could benefit from as much schooling on the great state of Minnesota as Ms. Bachmann could use on American history.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Are we even sure those battles actually took place? This controversy is a lot like global warming. As one of the leaders of Tea Party movement I find it hard to believe anything a scientist says. How can we be sure this whole "Revolutionary War" wasn't made up to sell books. Only a fair and balanced discussion about this topic will solve it. We need a heroic voice of truth like Fox News to really provide a fair and balanced look at this so called "Revolutionary War." There are so many reasonable questions that we need Glen Beck to ask: Was this revolution the work of Marxists? Is there some Jewish person who was the puppet master of the whole revolution? Did the revolution even occur? Why didn't it occur in New Hampshire? Was it to embarrass me, the leader of the tea party years later? Fact: The Revolutionary War wasn't mentioned in the Bible. If its not in the Bible its not real as you well know. Don't believe me, look it up! Any questions you liberal nutjobs?

Me
Me

AWESOME, thanks for the laugh :o)

Lorhaiden
Lorhaiden

Umm, yes, Ms Bachmann, I have a question...

If it is only real because the bible says so... then how is Fox News real? Their not in the bible. Heck, your not in the bible- maybe your not real? One could only hope...

Lorhaiden
Lorhaiden

At some time during her prep, maybe someone ought to have proof-read her speech? Maybe they ought to proof read all of her speeches? Perhaps she should hire a union 3rd grade teacher to point out her mistakes?

Lvnrkts
Lvnrkts

But if your speechwriters/proofreaders are just as ignorant of the facts as you are...

Lorhaiden
Lorhaiden

As Michell Bachmann has shown herself to be? Not possible, is it?

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